Insects: A Compare and Contrast Book

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Insects: A Compare and Contrast Book
Did you know that there are more insects than any other group of animals? The diversity of insects is staggering. What do ants have in common with bees? What’s the difference between a butterfly and a moth? How are ladybugs and weevils related? Some insects have a set of wings, some have two sets but others might not have any. Some, but not all, insects have a hard outer shell (exoskeleton). Learn how insects are alike and how they are different in this latest addition to the Compare and Contrast Series.

Written by Aszya Summers
32 pg, 8.5 x 10, Ages 5-9, Grades 1-4
Keywords:   animal anatomy & adaptations, compare and contrast, physical adaptations, invertebrate, invertebrates, anmal classification
Animals in the book:   butterflies, moths, ladybugs, beetles, bees, ants, dragonflies, damselflies, crickets, grasshoppers, walkingsticks, walking leaf, praying mantis


Author/Illustrator Info:

Aszya Summers Aszya Summers has been in the zoo and aquarium field for ten years and has been working with animals in some capacity for over 15 years. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in zoology and environmental studies, she spent time working at aquariums in North and South Carolina and with the International Crane Foundation, before spending six years at the Racine Zoo overseeing the education and animal care departments. She now works as the Grant Writer at Lincoln Park Zoo, working with dozens of educational and conservation programs. Aszya and her partner have their own small "zoo" of four cats, a bird, and a snake.


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